The symptoms of menopause can negatively affect your life. Luckily, there are foods that can help. But before we get into the solution, learn more about menopause.

The Basics

Menopause typically begins between the ages of 40 and 50 and marks the end of the menstrual cycle. The average beginning age is 51 in the U.S. and is diagnosed after a woman has gone one year without a cycle. Menopause is believed to be caused by the loss of estrogen that comes with age.

Symptoms of Menopause

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Decrease sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Incontinence
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain/slow metabolism
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble sleeping

Here are a few foods that can ease the affects of menopause.

  • Apples
  • Aduki beans
  • Fennel
  • Flax seeds
  • Kidney beans
  • Oats
  • Olives
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Split peas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Yams

Other Herbs & Supplements

  • DHEA
  • Red clover
  • Sage
  • Natural progesterone cream

*Always consult your physician before taking supplements.

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